We have developed a new header style for our Byzantium theme which extends the type of data which can be presented.

The header is fully customisable via the settings in the back-end, allowing you to fit your brand and style for your event

Please contact one of our team members in order to activate the feature on your website

The Advanced Header features include:

  • Additional bar placed above the header including a Tag line, editable Contact Button, and a Search Bar
  • Website logo
  • New navigation layout with a more visual appearing menu including icons
  • Additional content area at the bottom of the header supporting website headline, sub-headline or any other custom content

I can’t take credit for this idea, it was given to me by one of our clients, Janine Winfield of Alternative events. It’s a great way to display news, press and blog content in a list, with links to the full content with no need for extra modules and fees.

It’s a great idea, here’s a demo: https://www.alternativeai.co.uk/alternative-view/.

  1. Add a new sponsor type: “News story”, “Blog Post”….
    Admin > Sponsors > Sponortypes
  2. Add New sponsors tagged to the group “News story”. Use the Sponsor Logo for the featured image that is displayed in the list. Use the Sponsor URL to link to more information.
    Admin > Sponsors > Add New Sponsor


We are working on a new Blog pack with lots of enhanced features – contact us for more info.

A standard, you have an disk space allocation of 50 Meg on the mira.cx platform. When you reach that limit you have 2 options:

  1. Pay for an unlimited amount of storage – at a cost of £10 per month or £100 for the year.
  2. Delete some stuff.

How to stay within the limit:

You can tell how much of the disk space you have used up by looking on the dashboard.

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TIP #1 – When you upload images onto the website, WordPress keeps the original file as well as the versions used on the site. It is therefore important that when you upload files onto the site, they are as small as possible.

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In the example above, the file uploaded is 591k (1/2 Meg or 2.3% of the available space. It is a 2 colour logo and should be no bigger than 5k.

We have created a blog post on how to reduce the file size of an image here – Managing Picture Sizes without Photoshop.

You can also reduce the size of PDF documents.

TIP #2 – Finding & Deleting unwanted files & data

Not only does old data and information use up valuable disk space, there is also a risk that out-of-date information will be picked up by Google.

  1. Start by removing pages, posts, seminars, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and associated tracks, dates and groups.
  2. Look in the media library for media marked as “unattached” and delete it
  3. Remember to remove it permanently from the system.



June’s Site of the Month is Building Live for UBM. We created this site using our Byzantium  theme using very well thought out assets for the event branding. We were then able to translate these into a very engaging design within the WordPress theme

 Exhibitor Zone

What is it

The Exhibitor Zone is a back office function which allows Exhibitors access so they can upload their own information, logos, bios and links.

How it works

Once you have added the exhibitor to the system and chosen a password they will be sent an email with login details and links to the Exhibitor Zone.

Exhibitors will also see a progress bar1 so they will know if there are still outstanding items to complete when they login.





  • Marketing forms: Links, Forms, Pages
  • Exhibitor website details
  • Exhibitor logo upload
  • Exhibitor biography upload
  • Exhibitor grouping by trails
  • Categories to tag exhibitors and blog posts, press releases
  • Functionality to email all exhibitors
  • Ability to bulk upload exhibitors
  • Facility to download data


Switch to a Mobile version of a page

All mira.cx sites are responsive and so will be optimised to fit nicely onto a mobile device, be it phone or tablet.

However it might be that you want to write specific content for the user to see when they view the site on mobile – or more often than not, a cut down version of the page content.

To do this, open the page editor on the page you want to edit, and scroll to the bottom of the page. There is a field there labelled Mobile URL.

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What are 404 pages?

The 404 page on a website is displayed when there is a request for a page that cannot be found on the site. So for example, just goto http://www.bbc.co.uk/load-of-old-noncense.

So why would I want to edit them?

Because they are your customers and they are not finding what they are looking for – this is bad!

So what content should I add to the 404 page?

If you could try and second guess why they are on the 404 page and start from there. So example content could be:

  • Links to direct them to the CTA or content you might want to draw attention to.
  • An apology – they have landed there our of no fault of their own (more than likely) and so you are not serving them

Any examples of good 404 pages?

As with most things in life, the starting point is google:

Example 1 Example 2

How do I edit my 404 page on Mira.cx?

Admin > Settings > Languages

Editing your 404 Message
Editing your 404 Message


What is it

It’s a collection of widgets, design options and tools to help you layout pages better.

The 1 page Home Page:

It is now possible to set the page template to “Full Width” and create a Home Page that lists all the key content from the Event. The page is split up into sections and then filled with content from the website.

Example: Internet of things, DWTC: http://www.iotx.ae/

Example Single Page Home Page
Example Single Page Home Page

Visual Page editor


Screenshot of the Visual Page Editor
Screenshot of the Visual Page Editor

Each section within a page can be assigned:

  • Full Width Y/N and padding options
  • Background colour, image or video content

Each section then becomes a container to fill with content. The sections can be split into columns, each column with a width of 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2.

Content can then be added:

Content Types to be added to sections
Content Types to be added to sections

What does it cost

The price for the Design+ Pack, to be added to either the Sphere or the Prism templates is £250 for the year.

The price for us to design a full page home page for you is £250.

What next if I want to use it

Please email me on dominic@miramedia.co.uk and I’ll get it switched on. As with all our stuff, if you don’t like with after 30 days, we’ll cancel the invoice and you won’t have to pay a single penny.

What other design options are there?

The following options are only available with the Prim+ options, i.e. Not Sphere+

  • Footer widgets
  • Multiple sidebars
  • Action bar under the header
  • Option for vertical navigation
  • Teaser blocks under the content
  • Custom CSS

For a full list of the options, please visit the conference websites functionality comparison table.


We are glad to announce our live support chat is now available for all Conference Website customers.  You can activate this chat by clicking the chat button in the bottom right hand side of the website once you are logged in as a admin.

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